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  1. nokywx

    List your top 5 winter storms

    This is a mixture of storms from growing up in South Bend, and now living in Cincy/Northern KY for the last 12 years: #1 - March 9-11, 1998...SBN picked up 15.8 over the 3 days, most of it on the 9th, with just scattered lake effect the next 2 days. The main show was ferocious, and I remember this being a sneaky one. Like Hoosier said, it came out of nowhere, with nothing significant in the forecast until Sunday night, before the storm hit on a Monday morning. #2 - The Odd Year February Storms...In 3 consecutive odd years ('91, '93, & '95), we picked up a heavy lake effect snow in February. 2/14-2/16/91 was 19.8"...2/22-2/24/93 was 20.1"...and 2/4-2/8/93 was 22.6". My most vivid memory of the 3, was the last one in 1995. The first part actually under-preformed, as the prediction was for up to 3 feet, and we only picked up about a foot. But then the last couple of days, featured an hour of probably the heaviest snow I've ever seen...about 5 inches in an hour on the evening of 2/7. I imagine this was probably some kind of meso-low or something, but back then, I had no clue what that was. #3 - 2/13/2007 Ice Storm...This was looking like a close miss, with much of the Midwest getting hammered, while we picked up an inch of 35 degree rain. Even up to the start of the event, the forecast was for just a cold rain. However, things never warmed up at the surface, and instead, produced about 2/3 to 3/4 in. of ice. Substantial power outages all across the area, this is still the most impactful event in my 12 winters down here. #4 - Blizzard of 2008 (March 7-8)...This was a good one, though not quite the monster it was for central Ohio. 10.7" at CVG, and it was more in the 12-14 inch range, where I lived, just a few miles south of the airport. This is one of only 7 two-day snowfalls over 10 inches, in the history of official Cincinnati reporting sites in the last 125 years, and only the 5th double-digit snow at CVG, since 1948. So yeah, that is pretty significant. #5 - January 15-16, 1997...I just remember this one, cause we got out on an early dismissal, which I think is the only time that ever happened in my life. Windy storm, with about 15 inches, which ushered it some pretty big cold air.
  2. nokywx

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    Really going out on a limb there with "Midseason Rain and Snow" along the West Coast, and "Snow" for the northern Rockies. Quite a bold forecast.
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    August 2018 General Discussion

    Cincinnati came in with a hefty 5.02" yesterday, second highest daily total ever. Some of this was a localized storm last night, but I'd say most of the area has had at least 4 inches since Wednesday afternoon.
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    July 2018 General Discussion

    Depending on how the storms develop this afternoon, this could be the hottest day yet. 88/75/98 @ CVG at 10am.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    Ohio River at Cincinnati topped 60ft. First time since 1997, and only the 2nd time since the 60's.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    N. Indiana/SW Mich. also experiencing substantial flooding...in fact, probably the worst in recorded history in South Bend. St. Joe River surpassed the previous record by more than 2 feet. In general, the area isn't all that prone to devastating river flooding, but having grown up there, some of the images I've seen are really pretty hard to fathom. I guess that will happen when 30 inches of snow in the first half of the month, is followed by nearly 6 inches of rain.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Some legit heavy stuff down here right now...Total surprise. I think a couple Hi-Res models hinted at this, but that was definitely considered an outlier. At least an inch already, and even though temps are a little above freezing, rates are getting heavy enough to begin to cover roads.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Nice, steady snow for the last hour. A bit surprised at the intensity and duration, but we're literally 5 miles from the rain/snow line, so maybe a surprise inch or two is possible.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Some rumbles of thunder, and a couple flashes of lightning in the last hour...definitely an early spring feel, as temps are climbing into the 50s. The rain today is a little heavier than anticipated, setting the stage for the main show tomorrow night. I would say a flood watch is a good possibility for tomorrow evening.
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    40th Anniversary of Blizzard of 1978

    Born 2 years after this storm, but growing up in South Bend this is THE historic weather event, along with the Palm Sunday Tornadoes. The stories I heard growing up we're unbelievale...an amazing storm in what was a truly epic winter for the area.
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    January 14-15th Clipper System

    Even just an inch or two...snow on snow is always a bonus down here. Looking forward to it.
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    "Ice Bowl" 50th Anniversary (12/31/67)

    My Father in Law was at the "Freezer Bowl" game in Cincinnati in 1982. Not quite as low as the Ice Bowl on actual temp, but game time was -9°, sustained wind at 27mph. Wind chill was -37° (-59 old scale). He was supposed to go with 3 other guys, but ended up being the only one of the 4 to actually go.
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    2017-18 LES Season

    Is it safe to say the Erie belts would equal the Tug in annual snowfall if not for the shallowness of Erie? I guess the Tug is in a little better position synoptically, but sometimes it seems that Erie snows are just as, if not a little more, numerous early in the season.
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    2017 Year in Review

    In general, pretty subdued year of weather in our immediate area. Most memorable single event would be straight-line winds on the morning of March 1st. Probably 70-80 mph winds...enough to do significant roof/siding damage in our neighborhood, and launch our neighbor's trampoline at least a quarter mile over the hill.
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    Post your Winter 2016-17 grade

    I give it a D+ down here. The one redeeming quality for us this winter, is there have been no busts. The largest forecast for any one storm has been 2-3", and that's the best snow we got. Also considering we haven't had any near misses to our north, and the Kentucky snow train of 2015 has not been running to our south...that lessens the level of frustration. One big late-season storm (2008), would jump this to a C+ or B-.